Throughout the year, individuals and groups pair with agencies and other groups to bring cheer to children. Often those efforts go unnoticed, with glimpses of them surfacing during special occasions such as the Christmas season.
On Saturday morning (December 19) – a rainy one, 20 local kids left the Airways Professional Center in Whitehaven thankful for one such effort and ready to ride off into their futures.
Thanks to Southside #337, a Tennessee Prince Hall Affiliated Masonic Lodge, each was able to pick out and leave with a beautifully decorated donated bike for Christmas.
The lodge members partnered with the Department of Children’s Services of Tennessee to usher in the holiday cheer.
The bike-giveaway event lasted about two hours, leaving an impression with the likelihood of lasting a lifetime in the minds of the children.
— Reported by Kelvin Cowans